Band: The Shapes In NYC Tomorrow, August 4, 2007

August 3, 2007


Via MySpace Bulletin:

We had so much fun at The Annex two weeks ago that we decided to play it again! … And this time its a Saturday Night show at the Lower East Side’s Infamous Tiswas Party.

The Shapes at Tiswas 2.0
Saturday, August 4th at 11pm

The Annex — MySpace page
152 Orchard Street (btw Rivington & Stanton)
Lower East Side, NYC

21 and over, $5 w/rsvp

We are the only band performing so don’t let us party alone!

I can’t get to this one, either. But you go! Have a great time!

The Shapes MySpace page

Band: Crooked Looks Coming To NYC Tomorrow, August 4, 2007

August 3, 2007


I had planned to go but something came up. I’ll have to catch them next time. Right now, you go!

Crooked Looks MySpace
Arlene’s Grocery MySpace
Arlene’s Grocery website

Rightist Radio = Liecasting

August 3, 2007

The Fairness Doctrine Isn’t Enough !
We need a truth Doctrine here. Now.

Jay Diamond gets in on. Dig this opening line:

Last night I weakened and switched on one of the many cookie-cutter variety low-brow, rightwing gargoyles whose customary habitat is lie-talk radio.


Band: u239 Does Nuclear Marketing!

August 3, 2007

Another MySpace Bulletin from those lads:


Previously in this blog:
Band: u239 = Real Direct Marketing!

Photo Album: Juliette And The Licks @ Virgin Megastore

August 3, 2007

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Virgin Megastore at Union Square, New York City

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A promo notice on one of the doors

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A rack of her CD. One of those is mine mine mine!

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A poster is set outside on a stand

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I glimpse her off to the side of the stage. OMG!!

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She prepares her headband

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The stage where they will perform — it’ll be acoustic!

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Juliette and the Licks on stage

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The armblock from The Press

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Juliette begins to serenade us…

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…then blasts off into rock orbit!

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One of the rare times she faced that side of the stage — and that I was able to photograph!

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Three out of four of the Licks appeared

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I call this one Juliette In Red

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The crowd for her band

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A pensive Juliette

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She starts up again…

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…and you can feel her singing.

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Ah, Juliette!

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Standing for well-earned applause!

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I’ve got my CD and I want them to write on it!

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This guy on line was previewing photos on his camera. The quality stunned me. I need a real camera!

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A woman on line with one of the band’s CDs.

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The autograph lineup

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Busy making with the writing

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My CD goes under the Sharpie! Thank you.

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Thank you too!

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Juliette gives me a gorgeous pose — and she doesn’t know I’m blogging this! Thank you, Juliette!

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The final autograph. Thank you!

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It’s over and I’m outta there

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My CD. Weep, you unfortunates!

Quote Of The Day: Alan Pritt

August 3, 2007

Ah, Alan’s blog is showing some signs of life again.

It’s been a long time

Looking at a job advert was like the splash of ice-water on my face; a stark reminder that the only thing worse than dying is dying after a lifetime of corporate misery.

Ah, There’s Still Bamford To Give Me A Laugh

August 3, 2007

Glasgow Press. By mongos for mongos [blog dead]

Not Safe for Work, Christians or Other Children.

Previously in this blog:
David Bamford Provides A Laugh In This Otherwise Rampagingly-Mad Day
OK, Second Laugh Of The Day: David Bamford
David Bamford Cracks Me Up!
After Two Grim Posts, I Turn To Bamford For A Laugh And Get One!
Bamford Provides Today’s Laugh
Ah, Bamford’s In London Now
Bamford Gives Us A Good Laugh Today!
David Bamford Tried To Kill Me. Or Was It Turn Me Into A Newt?
David Bamford Reviews Another Movie!
Here, What Exactly Is David Bamford Doing In This Video?
David Bamford Does The Math On The Number 23 Movie
As Usual, Bamford Makes Me Look Stoopid
Filthy. Nasty. Funny. I Like!

Today’s What Was That?!!?

August 3, 2007

Popeye vs. Anime — embedded YouTube video

Just go see.

Not Safe for Work, Christians or Other Children.

Die In Prison, You Piece Of Shit

August 3, 2007

Spammer gets 30 years in the slammer

Notorious spammer Christopher “Rizler” Smith was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday.

US District Judge Michael Davis called Smith a “drug kingpin” before throwing the book at him. Smith was convicted on charges of conspiracy, illegal distribution of drugs, money laundering and operating a continuing criminal enterprise.

Don’t feel sorry for this fuck:

Under the spam companies Burnsville Internet and Xpress Pharmacy Direct, Smith allegedly sent more than one billion emails through America Online. The FBI claims he made approximately $18m during his final year as a penis pill pusher. Federal authorities raided Xpress Pharmacy and Smith’s home, seized $4.2m in assets, including a $1.1m house and 17 luxury vehicles worth $1.8m.

And all his customers? I hope their dicks fall off.

The Power Of Fuck

August 3, 2007

Two items of personal satisfaction from seeing Juliette and the Licks last night at Virgin Megastore.

As you’ll see in photos to be posted later today, I was right up at the front of the stage. But before the band came out, an employee of Virgin came over to inform everyone who was standing up front that they had to cordon off a section there for the Press.

Me: Fuck the press! They’re not here to buy her CD!

The employee made sure the Press Section started on the other side of where I was standing.

Then when the band came out, I went to snap pictures and I get this goddammed elbow in one of them. One of the photogs in the new section was blocking me. I tapped her arm to get her to move it.

Me: You’re blocking me.

Her (in the haughty way only those motherfuckers can say it — do they practice in front of mirrors?): I’m The Press.

Me: I don’t give a fuck who you are. Don’t block me.

For the rest of the evening, she made damn sure she never even got close to blocking me.

Ah, the Power of Fuck!

Use it wisely. And only when needed.